The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
With 200,000 hardcover copies in print, this book has received worldwide attention. Kennedy explains how the various world powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.
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The second reason was altogether more important: the Austrians were
determined to recover Silesia from Prussia; and the ... Each of these powers had
built up a considerable army (Prussia over 150,000 men, Austria almost 200,000,
Although Prussia was the undisputed leader of the increasingly important
German Customs Union (Zollverein) which developed from the 1830s onward,
and which the Austrians could not join because of the protectionist pressures of
their own ...
pire's growth rates from 1870 to 1913 were among the highest in Europe, and
that its "industrial potential" was growing faster even than Russia's.72 Once one
examines Austria-Hungary's economy and society in more detail, however, ...
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review